Why is it so easy to fall back into bad habits? I’m referring to one specific failing of mine: getting busy and letting my pipeline slip away. The pattern is this: I get referrals, get busy with the work, allow my attention to go to the work and not keeping my pipeline filling at different levels. Then my mind slides into that spiral of catastrophe – this is not a place that I want to live.
The larger issue is about paying attention. It is closely related to being present to your life. The things I tend to push off are either uncomfortable for me or, are things for which I have no plan .
Here are some things I’ve come up with keep my attention focused on the things that will keep my attention focused: 1. Create a list of 3 things that I do every day at the beginning of the day – just get it done – no excuses! 2. Break that list down into any actions I need to take at the beginning of the week to make sure I am able to get these three done in the shortest amount of time possible.
3 Keep a one line journal entry about how it’s going – make adjustments along the way to improve performance.